Robin Wright Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

Robin Wright Blade Runner 2 casting

Robin Wright is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner. The news was announced today via a press release, which you can read in its entirety after the jump along with my thoughts on the Robin Wright Blade Runner 2 casting.

What we know so far: The film will be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners), written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green based on a story by Fancher and David Peoples, and is set “several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard.”

Story details are under tight wraps and no information about Wright’s character have been revealed, not even if she will be playing a human or replicant. I’ve enjoyed Wright’s work for many years now but have really become impressed with her performance in the Netflix original series House of Cards. Wright is currently filming her role as  General Antiope in the Wonder Woman film. Principal photography on Blade Runner 2 is scheduled to begin in July 2016. Here is the full press release:

Robin Wright Blade Runner 2 Casting Press Release

ROBIN WRIGHT IN FINAL NEGOTIATIONS TO JOIN ‘BLADE RUNNER’ SEQUEL

LOS ANGELES, CA, MARCH 31, 2016 – Golden Globe winner Robin Wright is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece BLADE RUNNER, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing. Principal photography is scheduled to begin July 2016 and the film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America, Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all overseas territories in all media.

The film is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details, as well as Wright’s character, are not being revealed.

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to BLADE RUNNER in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along with Johnson and Kosove. Bud Yorkin will receive producer credit.

Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers. Ridley Scott will also executive produce.

Wright’s upcoming projects include Wonder Woman from director Patty Jenkins (Monster) where she will star alongside Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious franchise). She can currently be seen on season 4 of House of Cards where she reprises her Golden Globe winning role as Claire Underwood.

Wright is repped by CAA.

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